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Here we found the patwari and some twenty men guarding the kill. The kill was a
very robust and fair girl, some eighteen or twenty years of age. She was lying on
her face with her hands by her sides. Every vestige of clothing had been ...
A month later the reward was claimed, and the skin of a leopard which had been
dead many days was buried by the patwari. It did not take my men long to pack
up, and shortly after midday we started on our long journey back to Naini Tal.
Next evening we received the patwari's report, with a sketch of the pug marks in
the soft earth near the door of the shed. The report stated that an all- day search
of the surrounding country, with two hundred men, had not resulted in finding ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - CeiliOkeefe - LibraryThing
A classic tale from the northern edge of India set in 1925 and told with poetic simplicity by a very brave, humane and observant man. I first read this book as a teenager and have reread it many times ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Stbalbach - LibraryThing
Jim Corbett's second book, following his classic Man Eaters of Kummaon. In the first book, each chapter is a self-contained unit, concerning 1 tiger and Corbett's story how he hunted and killed it ... Read full review